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INDECOM disturbed by Sav Mayor

Published:Wednesday | September 18, 2013 | 11:39 AM

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) is condemning arguments by Savanna-la-Mar Mayor Bertel Moore that the police should shoot first and ask questions after when they engage criminals.

Addressing a meeting of the Westmoreland Parish Council last week Moore lamented that crime is getting out of hand in the parish and called for the police to take more drastic action to curb the problem.

INDECOM says it finds the Savanna-la-Mar Mayor’s comments disturbing.

The police oversight investigative body says his statements were unfortunate as it says much more can be achieved by policing which is fair and respectful to the right to life of every citizen.

INDECOM says it is always a tragedy when life is lost, but even more so when it is lost in an unjustifiable way.

Civil society groups have also blasted the Savanna-la-Mar Mayor on his proposed “Shoot First” policy saying any such measure would go against the rule of law.

They have called for him to resign.

Calls to Mr. Moore’s cellphone went unanswered.

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